When it comes to issue tracking software, the practical need is fairly clear: you have customers and/or employees to support, and you need an established set of tools to organize, track, and measure these services. Many software solutions available today offer the tools you need; however, it’s necessary to understand your specific needs before comparing products.
The practical need for customer service and support software is fairly clear: you have customers, you provide customer service to them, and you need an established set of tools to organize, track, and measure these services.
In the customer service environment, an effective knowledge management solution combines troubleshooting and resolution documentation, case histories, and customer information into a single, searchable repository with tools for workflow management, content collaboration, and reporting.
In general, help desk software is discussed in terms of the enterprise solutions designed for large companies. What about smaller companies simply looking for a more efficient way to support their employees and measure productivity?
For even the best customer service companies—those with droves of highly satisfied customers—customer complaints are just a reality of doing business. In fact, these companies often owe part of their high satisfaction ratings to the strength of their complaint management systems and processes.
The definition of FCR is quite easy: A customer calls with an issue and an agent helps fix the issue on the first call. Even if the call is transferred or escalated, it’s considered FCR is customer places only one call to get the problem solved.
Why does multichannel matter? By integrating voice, e-mail, web, and chat support into a single customer service strategy, companies are putting choice back in the customer’s hands.
How many steps do you perform from incident submission to incident resolution? How many screens are toggled through just to record the initial submission? How many communications are performed throughout the resolution life-cycle?